Emerging as a fascinating and fiery force for R&B, C.S. Armstrong unveils a new single entitled “Own Two” [feat. Jay Rock] today. It notably marks his official debut for Republic Records. It’s the next step of an unbelievable journey for the child prodigy turned preacher and 8-year army veteran turned soul-shaking artist.
The track spotlights his staggering range as his voice simmers over laidback verses before the high-register hook, “I never leaned on another man. I’d rather live on my own two.” Jay Rock pulls up with deft and dynamic bars as a potent and poetic counterpoint. The song seamlessly fuses southern soul, towering gospel, West Coast hip-hop, and timeless R&B.
Recently, the modern-day bluesman also teamed up with none other than Black Thought of The Roots for “Welcome To America” from the Judas and the Black Messiah Soundtrack. Attracting critical praise, The New York Times highlighted Armstrong’s “gritty vocal choruses.”
Be on the lookout for more from C.S. Armstrong soon.
Born to a single mother in the service with a preacher grandma in his corner, C.S. Armstrong traveled an unbelievable road one step at a time. At 10-years-old, he preached in church as an ordained minister. At 16-years-old, he earned respect in the streets with his fists. At 18-years-old, he enlisted in the military to serve his country. Eight years later, he rolled into New York and lent his voice to one hip-hop banger after another. His instantly recognizable vocals shined on Statik Selektah’s “In The Wind” [feat. Joey Bada$$ & Big K.R.I.T] and Bun B, Prodigy, and Remy Bank’s “Where’s Your Leader.” His voice also coursed through Action Bronson’s tastemaker-approved Billboard Top 200 chart-topping Mr. Wonderful, in addition to joining the star on the road. Settling in Southern California, he powered Book’s “Last Man Standing” for the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer and dropped a pair of critically acclaimed independent projects, namely Truth Be Told  and The Blue Tape . His voice echoed on Black Thought’s “We Could Be Good (United)” [feat. C.S. Armstrong & OSHUN] from the critical favorite Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain & Able. Along the way, Dr. Dre became his “uncle,” Republic Records signed him, and he distilled gospel, blues, hip-hop, and rock into a sound as intoxicating and biting as aged whisky. Streamed millions of times and championed by Billboard, A COLORS SHOW, and more, OnesToWatch claimed, “The music is something to grow old with.” Now, he tells the story with no filter on a series of singles for Republic Records.
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Josvani Releases Must-Hear New Single “Who You Wit”
Josvani’s latest single “Who You Wit” is set to captivate audiences.
The artist’s exceptional rhythmic flow breathes new life into the genre in this dynamic track. “Who You Wit” is a musical journey exploring a day in the life of a young millennial man. Josvani’s unique blend of cutting-edge beats and catchy lyrics defies the typical rap genre.
Josvani is an artist who weaves narratives through rhythmic verses and pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. “Who You Wit” showcases his dedication to the craft and pushing the genre forward.
Josvani loves hip-hop for its power to express and tell stories. Hip-hop is his cultural phenomenon, resonating with everyday life’s experiences and struggles.
“I find solace and empowerment in the rhythmic beats and poetic lyricism, as they provide a medium to convey my emotions, aspirations, and societal observations.” – Josvani
Josvani connects with like-minded artists through hip-hop’s authenticity, fostering unity and understanding. Josvani finds his voice through hip-hop’s dynamic and diverse narratives.
Josvani is preparing for upcoming events including live performances at SXSW, collaborations, and attending All-Star Weekend as his single gains momentum. He aims to redefine hip-hop with his unique talent and infectious beats. Stay tuned to witness his mark on the industry.
Stream “Who You Wit” today. Follow Josvani on social media for daily updates and more.
DJ FMCT Taps Kalan FrFr For New Single “Needed Love”
DJ FMCT’s first-ever album titled Devoted features the first official single “Needed Love” with RocNation artist KalanFrfr.
Born Maliki DeCampos, The rising star hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Passionate about music since childhood and now making waves in the hip-hop scene. DJ FMCT created hits like “Should’ve Ducked” and “Smoking & Thinking” in collaboration with Lil Durk.
“My journey into music started practically as soon as I could talk,” DJ FMCT reveals.
Old-school music in childhood sowed the seeds of his love for music. When asked about their most proud achievement as musicians, DJ FMCT humbly responds, “In my opinion, my greatest achievement was the moment I started hearing my music played beyond the boundaries of my city.”
His production resonates in the music industry, with many tracks he worked on with Durk landing on the Billboard Top 100. Three words that describe him are “astounding,” “devoted,” and “profound.”
DJ FMCT’s tracks showcase his dedication to the art form, featuring thunderous 808s and his sought-after signature bounce of modern trap. He is influenced by industry giants like Murda Beats, Southside, and Timbaland, and infuses his unique touch.
The album is supported by collaborations with renowned artists such as Lil Durk, G Herbo, Esparo, and many more.
Stream “Needed Love” below and check out more on DJ FMCT on social media.
HoodTrophy Bino Shares “Thang Thangin”
South Central bred rapper HoodTrophy Bino releases the new single “Thang Thangin”. This is a powerhouse track loaded with hyperactive beats, boisterous brass instrumentation, and brazen rap flow. HoodTrophy Bino sings, “Left cheek, right cheek / Make that sh*t jump.” With rapid-fire sonics that spiral out of control, “Thang Thangin” will make your whole body shake.
Recently taken off parole and now officially out of the system he was in since age 13, HoodTrophy Bino is a standout example of someone who has overcome insurmountable obstacles, escaped gang life, and created a better future for himself. Today, he is an advocate for gang members who grow up in the hood and witness death every other day with seemingly no way out.
HoodTrophy Bino has opened for Soulja Boy, Tee Grizzley, Bow Wow, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Omarion, Flo Malcom, Skinnyfromthe9, YN Jay, and Ohgeesy. He has received acclaim from Lyrical Lemonade, HipHopDX and more. With three new albums on the horizon, a viral single, “I Want Her” with a Kalan.FRFR remix, and features with Mozzy, 03Greedo, Jehki and RadioBase, HoodTrophy Bino is a prolific rapper and motivator for his generation. “I’m not here because I’m the best, I’m here because they tried to break me and they couldn’t.”